Sticks and Stones: Three Centuries of North Carolina Gravemarkers / Edition 1

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An illustrated history of North Carolina gravemarkers produced by early 18th- to mid-20th century immigrants. With 230 illustrations, provides insight on families, traditions, and cultural connections that shape North Carolina's past.
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Meet the Author

During twenty-five years documenting architectural history for the State Historic Preservation Office and as a private consultant, M. Ruth Little, an art historian, has worked to record, understand, and preserve the material culture of North Carolina.
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Table of Contents


Sponsors of the Photography

Chapter 1. Cultural Clues in Old Graveyards
Chapter 2. Lost Sticks and Imported Stones: Coastal Plain Graveyards and Markers
Chapter 3. Fieldstones and Fancy Stones: Piedmont and Mountain Graveyards and Markers
Chapter 4. Backcountry Stonecutters
Chapter 5. Marble Yards and Marble Cutters
Chapter 6. The Living Vernacular: Twentieth-Century Traditional White and African American Markers
Conclusion. Remember as You Pass Me By

Appendix A. Stonecutters and Gravemarker Artisans Represented in North Carolina Cemeteries
Appendix B. Marble Cutters and Stonecutters in North Carolina, 1850-1896

Selected Bibliography

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